Monthly Archives: October 2006

Couture on Fulton??

Just noticed this new awning on Fulton between Waverly and Clinton:

design studio on fulton

I did a little research, and discovered that they do original clothing design as well as sewing and pattern-making classes! Here’s a post I found on Craigslist:

Interested in PATTERNMAKING or SEWING CLASSES, well read on……

We’re starting our Fall/Winter ’06 semester of fashion classes with an OPEN HOUSE!!

* A FREE Sewing lesson for Adults and teens
* Demonstrations
* Door Prizes and give aways
* Tuition discounts (if registering during Open House)

Where ?
ESAIE COUTURE design studio
915 Fulton Street, 2nd flr loft
(btwn Clinton Ave & Waverly Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11238

When ?
Saturday October 14, 2006
12 noon to 4 pm
Missed it or can’t make it? Then call for a brochure and class schedules

About Us & our classes:
Novice to experts are welcome. Adults and teens can sew and fashion design. ALL sewing skills are covered. There’s also a separate class for flat patternmaking fundamentals. We will help you progressively build your skills, as each level’s lessons builds on the knowledge of the previous lessons.

Nothing is left out!

Our instructors are designers in the fashion industry working with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Eileen Fisher, Beyonce Knowles, etc.

If you are interested in learning a skill, building on your skills, or fine tuning your skills…see you there on Saturday!

Registration is on a continuous basis. New classes open every 6 weeks.

Call to RSVP for the OPEN HOUSE.

Guess we missed the open house- crap. But I’ve been wanting to take sewing for years now. I’m going to investigate further.

Clinton Hill Society's 12th Annual Halloween Walk

Tuesday, October 31
5:30-6:30 pm
Pratt-Clinton Hill Community Garden
(corner of DeKalb and Hall)

All costumed Trick-or-Treaters up to age 12 invited! The parade route winds through the neighborhood. Maps to the most generous homes will be provided.


Also, be sure to check out a popular carriage house on Waverly between DeKalb and Willoughby — I’m told the landladies put on quite a show for the kids!

Broken Angel: Update from Chris Wood

Update Broken Angel 10/29/06
On 10/10/06 Broken Angel suffered minimal damage from a fire at the top of the structure. The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation. Broken Angel has been an active project of construction by my family beginning in 1979. Major construction was finished in 2002, and all work done thereafter has been for the purpose of maintaining the building. The fire brought the attention of the Department of Buildings (DOB), previous interactions had occurred in 1986, and 2002 with no action taken against the building. During the course of building and maintaining the structure there have been no accidents or complaints. Compared with most modern construction projects, such as the Time Warner building in NYC, this is an excellent record. It raises questions as to why large developers are allowed to continue construction when they pose a risk to the community, whereas Broken Angel, which has no history of construction problems, has been singled out as a danger. My mother and father, the legal guardians and owners of Broken Angel were threatened with eviction for 6 days. On the 7th day they were vacated by the police without a court order or engineer’s report. We question the necessity and the humanity of this action. They were told that this was done for their safety; however action was taken prior to any inspection of the interior of the building by an engineer. Furthermore, we were told that the building would be demolished in 3 weeks if an architect did not submit plans to bring it to code. We have been compliant with this request. We are thankful to the firm of Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture for all of their help and support. On Thursday (10/26/06) an engineer from the DOB toured the structure, and the next day the DOB released a different story. A DOB spokesperson recently commented to the Daily News (10/27/06) that any demolition orders, if warranted will take approximately 3 months to begin.

The Great PUPkin!

Thank god for rain, as I was able to attend the Great PUPkin this afternoon!

My precious little pup took fifth place.

I’m proud to have a ribbon, of course, but I personally think Mallow should have ranked higher. I mean, come ON! I made those ruby dog slippers, and the wig, and attached the Toto on her back.

More of my favs:
incredible hulk
the incredible hulk

ratner's atlantic yards
ratner’s projects

NY’s bravest

Fifty dogs participated this year, and the weather was gorgeous (and also very windy).

The annual Fort Greene PUPS calendar is now available for purchase. It’s $10, and features some of the many “regulars” at the park.